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>> No. 3936 Anonymous
27th October 2016
Thursday 1:45 pm
3936 Fat bastard weight loss thread
Get in here fatlads.

I've made an effort to properly lose weight but have stalled in the last 2 months - and it's starting to creep up. I used to lift weights 3x/week and control the diet, but I can't lift for a while until some medical stuff gets sorted. This has taken a bit of a hit on my progress - or more likely,ive used it an excuse to slack.

What's your story?

P.s. I track calories and weight using my fitness pal.
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>> No. 4364 Anonymous
11th October 2017
Wednesday 4:59 pm
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40kg snatch has been achieved and smashed out the fuckin' park as of this morning so let's fuckin ave ya you caaaaaaants
>> No. 4492 Anonymous
22nd April 2018
Sunday 12:35 pm
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I can't stop eating, lads

I lost 35kg, and it's all coming back

I'll fight it a little but then

I eat when I'm not hungry
and I know I'm not hungry

but I eat anyway
>> No. 4493 Anonymous
22nd April 2018
Sunday 1:23 pm
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I started a keto diet 30 days ago and I've gone from 94kg to 88kg since then, and that's with about 6 cheat days where travel persuaded me to have beer and carby food. I combined it with cutting back a bit on the heavy drinking and started doing some modest exercise again (just some benchpressing and pullups/chinups), but when I've tried those things in the past without keto I didn't lose anywhere near as much weight, so this ketogenic dieting thing seems to be legit.
>> No. 4494 Anonymous
23rd April 2018
Monday 12:24 pm
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>>4493
Insofar as it helps you lose weight, yes. It doesn't help you keep it off when you hit your goal wieght and get lazy, though.

How it works is by inducing ketogenesis, by exhausting your carb reserves, your body starts to devour itself. You can achieve this by fasting too, which has better long term results. "Keto" is just a rebranded atkins diet.
>> No. 4495 Anonymous
23rd April 2018
Monday 12:53 pm
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>>4494

The crucial difference with keto is it's far simpler, without the 'phases' of different carb intakes Atkins has. You just eat under 50g ish of carbs a day and hope for the best. It definitely works, and I think people get very evangelical about it because you never really feel like you're on a diet, such is the satiating nature of a high fat and protein diet. I think a lot of people on it tend to just stay on it. I bet you go mental if you start eating carbs again after a dramatic stretch on abstinence.

I sort of accidentally have a keto diet as I don't like starchy food, or bread, or sweet stuff. I feel fine. I also have non-deliberately been doing 16/8 intermittent fasting for years because of work, so I have no useful data.

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>> No. 4483 Anonymous
8th April 2018
Sunday 11:30 am
4483 Going barefoot - Some thoughts from an armchair anthropologist
This thread isn't meant to be an argument for or against barefoot running or walking, or whatever associated footwear is best.There are already a million and one youtuibe videos, forums posts, blogs etc. all covering the exact same arguments.
I made this thread because of a shower thought I had that I wanted to write down somewhere.

So the preamble; giving people padded heels generally fucks up their posture. You can slouch, your bum sticks out, your shoulders hunch up, you walk by swinging your legs and your head bobs up and down. It's awful and if you start walking like that it takes a lot of effort to retrain yourself to walk upright with a good posture.
When you walk or run barefoot, (or in minimalist shoes which meet all the criteria, and very few truly do), it's nearly impossible to walk with bad posture (at least for any significant distance). You have to forefoot strike, which forces you to walk upright, shoulders back, and you have to use your whole body which means moving your hips and core muscles.
So then, people ask if barefoot is so amazing, why did people ever start to wear modern-style shoes to begin with?
The reasoning that pretty much everyone always makes is along the lines of "it's more comfortable" or "you can run faster and not hurt as much" or things along those lines.
The arguments never quite add up, and this adds fuel to the arguments and cunt-offs that surround the subject.

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Finally this leads to the point of this thread. I am a convert to minimalist running and walking, but my argument is nevertheless against it. And as far as I can remember, it's a reason that I haven't seen anywhere else.
The reason that our ancestors started wearing shoes with heels, and partly why people still do today, has little to do with comfort or fashion or sporting performance, even though these are the conscious reasons that everyone believes in.
The real reason:
Swagger.
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>> No. 4486 Anonymous
8th April 2018
Sunday 1:47 pm
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I think our environment has become a lot tamer since the shoe was originally invented in a way that you don't give credit. I go mountaineering and if you attempted some of the stuff I've done barefooted your foot would either get cut off or fall off. To me the necessity of shoes feels self-evident from what I expect of them.

I would have presumed the increased thickness of the heel would have come from a pure mechanical position. either based on that that is the area that would wear down quickest so making it thicker would mean you could go longer without replacing shoes or that if you step on something you put your full weight on your heel so if you don't want things going through the shoe and into your foot you need to make it thicker.
>> No. 4488 Anonymous
8th April 2018
Sunday 2:03 pm
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>>4486

I'm not a shoe historian or whatever but I can imagine the first shoe a hunter-gatherer wanting would just be a leather wrap, essentially - offering a bit of protection but still the 'feel' of the land, which would have been useful.

Thus something like those weird Vibrams would probably be pretty close.

My theory on prominent heels is because they'd have been useful for horseback riding, to keep your feet in stirrups - so a relatively modern invention, but a practical one at first. The fact they make you look taller and the shoes last longer probably helped make them the status quo, rather than people wanting that 16th century shwagga.
>> No. 4489 Anonymous
8th April 2018
Sunday 2:06 pm
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>>4484

It's amazing how hard wearing your feet get if you let them - I've worked on my feet for most of my life, in shite, tough boots, so my feet are hard as fuck on the bottom. I actually can stand on glass without it piercing my foot, so I can only imagine what someone who goes barefoot running or indeed the tribal folk who have never worn shoes must be able to handle.
>> No. 4490 Anonymous
12th April 2018
Thursday 10:32 pm
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>>4488
Heh, I've got a pair of those pictured (I use them as slippers). If you can stomach wearing five-fingers in public they might serve, but as comfortable as they are they do look like you wrapped your feet in rags. The "Icon" version, on the other hand, is comparatively stealthy. They look like trainers at the front (give or take being thin material, so if you wiggle your toes you can see it). I've worn the latter in public and have not yet drawn any comments from friends and colleagues.
>> No. 4491 Anonymous
13th April 2018
Friday 8:04 am
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>>4490

I use them for the gym mostly because it's nice to have something I can actually fold away into my bag.

I don't really mind how they look, I have the all black ones so they sort of blend in. They're fucking expensive, mind.

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>> No. 4443 Anonymous
3rd January 2018
Wednesday 9:32 pm
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>squat twice a week
>3x20 with 1 min rest between sets
>about 50% 1RM
>massive pump and breathlessness

Will this make my legs grow + get fit?
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>> No. 4446 Anonymous
4th January 2018
Thursday 12:26 am
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>squat-heavy exercise regimens are promoted by bumders

You can tell by the mirror gazers at your average gym weights section that most of it is taken up by bumders. It is one of their conspiracies to try and make you join I think.
>> No. 4473 Anonymous
19th March 2018
Monday 8:31 pm
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>> No. 4474 Anonymous
19th March 2018
Monday 9:48 pm
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A lot of threads on /fat/ seem to start with "I'm doing x, will it help y?" and I'm left wondering where x came from in the first place.

The short answer is yes, OP, doing frequent challenging leg exercises will probably make your lower body muscles grow. Is it the ideal way to do it? I don't know, but if you do it consistently over a long period of time you're likely to get bigger legs.

Interestingly Stan Efferding talks about doing 20 rep sets for other reasons. Something about the hormone response, or cellular response, or oxygen debt from the extreme demands of getting to that 20th rep... I'll have to look it up.
>> No. 4475 Anonymous
19th March 2018
Monday 9:51 pm
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>>4445

Hilarious, but I'm sure his are would look normal again if he cut some weight and started doing some variation.
>> No. 4476 Anonymous
20th March 2018
Tuesday 2:25 am
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>>4475
They are the weirdest legs I have ever seen.

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>> No. 4414 Anonymous
24th December 2017
Sunday 1:50 pm
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I've been doing nowt but moderate weights for the past six months and tried a bit of cardio again today and Jesus Christ lads don't ever stop doing cardio
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>> No. 4455 Anonymous
4th January 2018
Thursday 6:57 pm
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I had a hat but I turned it into a makeshift balaclava, which I suppose could be a way of getting another hat.
>> No. 4456 Anonymous
5th January 2018
Friday 8:47 pm
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If you come into possession of any money, I highly recommend exchanging it for a couple of Buffs® (or the dirt cheap unbranded ones you can get off Ebay or shops like trespass.)
You can squash them down to nothing in a back pocket, and you've got a hat or scarf whenever you need one.
>> No. 4457 Anonymous
6th January 2018
Saturday 11:56 am
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>>4449
>Would earplugs work do you think?

Not him but I find headphones help so yeah. Earmuffs also work and that is one of the reasons they exist.

What is happening is cold air is getting into your ear canal which is covered with sensitive nerve endings and lacks anything in the way of protection from the cold. Combined this leads to a brain-freeze in the ear.
>> No. 4458 Anonymous
6th January 2018
Saturday 2:14 pm
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My problem with running outside is the first twenty minutes. I can do it on a machine, I can establish a nice rhythm, get over that first wheezing bit, and then I'm good for a long time - outside in the cold, it seems to take a lot longer and there is more chance I would give up early on a run.
>> No. 4472 Anonymous
4th March 2018
Sunday 11:39 pm
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>>4414
Well, since posting in this thread 7 weeks ago about getting back on the cardio, I have religiously walked at least 140k steps a week, cut slightly back on the alcohol, logged all my calories eaten and have lost 8 kilos.

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>> No. 4470 Anonymous
28th February 2018
Wednesday 3:07 pm
4470 Yoga teacher training
Any thoughts or experiences of yoga teacher training? I'm thinking of doing it as a way of improving my own practice rather than wanting to teach and I've heard it's good for that.
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>> No. 4471 Anonymous
28th February 2018
Wednesday 10:01 pm
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>>4470
Yes I know some people who have done it and they all did it for that reason - it’s quite hard to make a living at it I understand, so many people give it away for free so as long as that’s what you have in mind I would definitely do it.

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>> No. 4464 Anonymous
14th February 2018
Wednesday 6:00 pm
4464 turbo trainers
Do any of you have any experience using turbo trainers?

What are they like?
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>> No. 4465 Anonymous
14th February 2018
Wednesday 6:12 pm
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They're pretty good if you're serious about cycling, though I always think it's better to just get out there on the road. The issue for me was that it was just a bit boring to pedal in front of the telly and that. I'd either rather be at a gym or out in the real world.

Don't get an air resistance one, whatever you do. Fluid or magnetic is what you want. Also keep in mind that you WILL need some sort of fan pointing at you while you're doing it, you'll get incredibly hot very quickly.
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14th February 2018
Wednesday 6:23 pm
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I used them for years when I was training seriously. They work very well if they're set up properly. They don't feel like real riding, but they're close enough. It's boring as fuck, but it's not too bad if you listen to podcasts or whatever. I made a little desk that clipped onto my handlebars so I could catch up on my reading.

If you use slick tyres, a magnetic or fluid trainer and a concrete floor, they're reasonably quiet. Treaded tyres, a fan-based trainer or a hollow wooden floor will make a right old racket. I preferred the units with continually-variable resistance like the CycleOps Magneto - the ones with a resistance adjustment lever are a bit fiddly for interval training.

You'll probably want to do your turbo sessions in an unheated garage or shed, otherwise you'll boil your arse off. You don't get the cooling effect of the wind on a turbo, so you get hot quickly. You might still want to set up a fan if you tend to run hot. If you sweat heavily you'll want to drape a towel over your frame, otherwise your sweat will rot your paintwork.
>> No. 4467 Anonymous
15th February 2018
Thursday 6:04 pm
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>>4465
Thanks for the tip. It's for when the weather is poo outside.

>>4466
Wow I had no idea the sweat would be such a problem.
>> No. 4468 Anonymous
15th February 2018
Thursday 6:16 pm
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I can recommend using TrainerRoad. You'd either need a power meter or a cadence and speed sensor. TrainerRoad have a decent blog and podcast.
>> No. 4469 Anonymous
15th February 2018
Thursday 6:19 pm
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Turbo manufacturers make these thong contraptions to protect your bike, but most people just use an old towel.

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>> No. 2669 Anonymous
26th August 2014
Tuesday 4:27 pm
2669 Voice "tuning"
Is it too late to do something with your voice if you are 22?

It is, well, "inconstant". That is, the speed, the loudness, the pitch tend to vary; sometimes up to the point being slightly uncontrollable (especially loudness; I may pronounce words loudly I intended to pronounce quietly and vice versa). The resulting sound is obviously not very nice, probably rasping and somewhat unclear.

I cannot provide any examples as I have neither the microphone, nor the working jack for it. For better or worse.
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>> No. 3934 Anonymous
20th October 2016
Thursday 7:14 pm
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>>2681
>I found out that I sound somewhat like a pretentious cunt, apart from screeching. Not a pleasant discovery indeed but still better than ignorance.

When I speak quietly, my voice goes really deep. Also when I'm drunk enough, girls have told me it goes sexually deep, Barry White style. When I'm tense, however, or if I become animated, it can go high pitched. I've also realised that I mumble and mutter at least 50% of the time. It really is eye opening recording yourself and listening/watching back, I come across as a total gimp sometimes and then at others as Mega Mr Monty Confidanté the Sexy Baritone Sexagram Man. Your body language, posture, tone, choice of words, delivery, timing, and yes, pitch - all these things combine to create an emphasis and provide emotion (or lack of) to your topic or point, or offer an allusion to what else you've got going on behind the eyes. It might sound shallow, but I've noticed the different ways people react to me based on my uncontrollable shifts in all of those qualities I just listed.
>> No. 3984 Anonymous
28th October 2016
Friday 4:40 pm
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Margaret Thatcher famously subjected herself to speech training when she was running for Prime Minister the first time, and by that time, she was well into middle age. If you see early footage of her, her voice had a quite unpleasant, annoyingly shrieky tone and pitch to it. Like an endlessly lamenting housewife or a stern Victorian headmistress. But she was able to smooth all that out... and even if you hated her and her way of politics, you had to admit that her voice was not unpleasant to listen to.
>> No. 3985 Anonymous
28th October 2016
Friday 5:26 pm
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>>3920
That first video is incredible.
>> No. 3986 Anonymous
28th October 2016
Friday 6:40 pm
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>>3985

Huun Huur Tu. They're Tuva's second best export (after high-quality cobalt ore). Their song "Orphan's Lament" is one of the most moving things I've ever heard.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbdkJ6cL4Aw
>> No. 4463 Anonymous
25th January 2018
Thursday 9:20 pm
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>>3920
I'll look this up, thank you.
>>3934
Can affirm about speaking quietly, to an extent. Should I raise it to normal levels, things go not so smoothly.

I still wonder why at times I mumble and mutter - just like you - and at times sound almost decent. I lost the access to the recordings db recently so no free listening.

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>> No. 4461 Anonymous
20th January 2018
Saturday 2:49 am
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Hello. I've made my own fitness arms buildening regime. Thing.

Everynight I do:

40 x dumbbells curls,
40 x hammer lifts with dumbbells,
40 x dumbbell shoulder press,

I then do 30 of the above, the 20 then 10.

How is this regime? I've noticed my arms and shoulders have got a lot better. I've been doing 30 of each then descending in 10s for about 2 months now and I've just knocked it up to 40 then descending in 10s. I do a lot of cardio, running pretty much every free night.
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>> No. 4462 Anonymous
20th January 2018
Saturday 4:26 pm
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do you find it enlarges your clitoris?

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>> No. 4459 Anonymous
9th January 2018
Tuesday 12:10 am
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Anyone know a good uk website to buy dianabol from?
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>> No. 4460 Anonymous
9th January 2018
Tuesday 9:28 am
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It's a controlled substance, so no.

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>> No. 4439 Anonymous
1st January 2018
Monday 10:31 pm
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5 min walking to warm up.

3x20, 1 min rest each: chin up, dip, squat.

3x20 alternating sides each: curl, press, calf raise.

Mon, wed, fri.

R8.
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>> No. 4440 Anonymous
1st January 2018
Monday 10:39 pm
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>>4439

What are your goals?
>> No. 4441 Anonymous
1st January 2018
Monday 10:42 pm
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Strip fat and build a bit of muscle. From chubby fat to athletic.

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>> No. 4421 Anonymous
29th December 2017
Friday 11:33 pm
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Is it ok to mix ostarine with cough syrup?

I've got 50ml of 25mg/ml ostarine. I was thinking of mixing it with 200ml of cough syrup and taking 5ml a day to get a 25mg/day dose. Will it store ok?
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>> No. 4425 Anonymous
30th December 2017
Saturday 4:01 am
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>>4421

I hope you're not planning to take Ostarine unless you have a proper PCT planned out.

Given that you don't even specify what fucking active ingredients are in your cough syrup that might possibly interact with Ostarine (highly fucking unlikely in any case) I doubt that you even know what PCT is.

Mods, I know that the britfa is mostly a bunch of near-alcoholic tubby beardy white men with glasses but can we do something about this cunt who can't stop posting utter bullshit in /fat/ ? Or at least filter troll threads with fucking Hitler OP images.

Christ.
>> No. 4426 Anonymous
30th December 2017
Saturday 4:56 am
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>>4425
>a bunch of near-alcoholic tubby beardy white men with glasses
What do you mean "near"?
>> No. 4427 Anonymous
30th December 2017
Saturday 5:16 am
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>>4425
>I hope you're not planning to take Ostarine unless you have a proper PCT planned out.

You don't need PCT with ostarine.

I've changed my mind and I'm going to mix it with orange squash instead.
>> No. 4428 Anonymous
30th December 2017
Saturday 5:18 am
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>>4425

I just made a thread about cardio with a scene of a sweaty man from a well loved film. I take offense that you'd put it in the same league as a threas about exotic cycles with anal_injection_hitler_large.png.

And I'm working on being less tubby, arite?
>> No. 4431 Anonymous
30th December 2017
Saturday 4:52 pm
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>>4427

Changed my mind again. I'm now going with golden syrup.

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>> No. 4409 Anonymous
6th December 2017
Wednesday 3:43 am
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I did squats for 5x20, 1 min with an empty bar yesterday and my bum muscles are stinging.

Will my bum fall off?
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>> No. 4410 Anonymous
6th December 2017
Wednesday 6:19 am
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Yes.
>> No. 4411 Anonymous
6th December 2017
Wednesday 11:50 am
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>>4409

If you laugh then you’ll laugh your arse off.
>> No. 4413 Anonymous
6th December 2017
Wednesday 7:50 pm
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>>4409
Definitely. Sleep facing down for a couple of days.

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>> No. 4406 Anonymous
5th December 2017
Tuesday 10:44 pm
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Is £15 a month a good price for gym membership?
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>> No. 4407 Anonymous
5th December 2017
Tuesday 11:00 pm
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Obviously depends on what equipment they have available, but yes 15 quid is a lot cheaper than you'd usually expect to pay
>> No. 4408 Anonymous
5th December 2017
Tuesday 11:47 pm
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That's pretty decent, assuming it's a rolling monthly membership, and not a one where you're tied in to a whole year.

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>> No. 4394 Anonymous
29th November 2017
Wednesday 3:00 am
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I want to try some 10 sets of 10 German volume training.

I'm 36 years old and a bit overweight. Will I die?
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>> No. 4401 Anonymous
29th November 2017
Wednesday 10:57 pm
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Thanks to this thread, I tried to do a push up. I couldn't do a push up, nor a pull up, not even a dip. I guess I have the upper body of a 5 year old. Maybe I should just take steroids and be done with it.
>> No. 4402 Anonymous
30th November 2017
Thursday 12:44 am
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>>4401

Unless you're a proper chubby fucker then you, unlike 90% of people it gets pushed on, are actually a perfect candidate for "do Starting Strength and eat a lot". Not being able to do a single pushup is not healthy even for the most twiglike of people.
>> No. 4403 Anonymous
30th November 2017
Thursday 1:46 am
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>>4402
I am VERY chubby with arms like a baby. Maybe I'd need to be half my weight to do a proper push up. I'm too far gone mate.
>> No. 4404 Anonymous
2nd December 2017
Saturday 10:14 pm
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>>4394
Be careful to stay hydrated, you might want to drink three cups of three afterwards.
>> No. 4405 Anonymous
3rd December 2017
Sunday 10:42 am
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Well as a chubby fucker you should lose weight until you get to the point that you can do a push-up. I assume you're at least able to run, right? Even if not very far? Start doing that every day. It'll do wonders for your heart and lungs. And more importantly combine that with watching what you eat. Cut out any easy sources of sugar like soft drinks and alcohol and sweets and excessive amounts of bread. Standard stuff ladm8.

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